Sunday, April 27, 2014

Happy BDAY to me and more!!!


Well it's April 27th, 2014! I'm sitting here in my hotel room looking at the walls thinking it's time to get back with the program. I went from working out atleast 4-5 times a week to barely getting in my 1 or 2 a week over the last 2 weeks. As a fitness professional I  know I need to do better however my other profession demands alot of my schedule and the 10-12 hour days take a toll on you sometimes.

I had a birthday this month which means I am one year closer to dying lol. I know that sounds grim but it is a truth of life. With that being said, I believe eating a good diet and exercising will keep you from aging and I know I look just as good or better than some of the 20 y.o folk I see from day to day. If I could only find a solution for these gray hairs though. :o)

When I am not personal training sometimes I travel the country and work long hours. I am no stranger to living out of my suitcase and spending more nights than I care to remember in the hotel. Sometimes your hotel has a good selection of gym equipment and other times, not so much!
But there are still plenty things you can do to stay active. Run the stairs. Use the office chair to do ab rollouts. Use the sofa to do dips. Don't forget you can always drop down and give me 20!!!

So for the many of you who work long hours and have minimal time to workout I do relate. But I believe in leading by example so if I can do it you can too. Sometimes you just have to make it a
priority that get in atleast 20 minutes of physical activity. Everybody has 20mins right!?

Examples of things you can do include the following: (Kind of redundant but you don't care, right!?)

1) Stairs
2) Jumping jacks
3) Jump rope
4) Pushups, abs, and body squats
5) Intervals of burpees
6) plyometrics
7) etc...
the possiblities are really endless if you are creative and the good thing about creative is that it keeps your body guessing.
 You could always do these as well!!!

The weather is beautiful today so I think I will enjoy some of this weather with a little jog/walk around the Nation's Capitol.

What are you going to do today?